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What are the policies and procedures for record retention?

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Question: I am interested in learning what policies and procedures companies have in place (specifically not for profit, child welfare organizations) for record retention. — Patti Pieszk


You can visit the website for the National Council of Nonprofit Organizations to get a listing of document retention as required by Surbanes-Oxley. The website is www.ncna.org.

I hope this helps.

Your auditors should also be able to help you with this.

I work at a private physicians office and had to look up this info not too long ago. There are several different requirements for records - Fair Labor Standards Act (29 CFR 516.2-516.6 and 516.11-29). OSHA (30 years). Health and Human Services (Lots of info 42 CFR). IRS (26 CFR 31.6001). FDA (29 CFR 1627). Employers Retirement Security Act (29 USC Chapter 18). Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act (29 USC 308). Federal Employee's Compensation Act (20 CFR 10.410). and the Civil Righs Act and Equal Pay Act (29 CFR 1602.14).
But don't forget to check your own state's requirements. You should be able to find them on the state's web page under "Document Retention and Distruction"

Are there any trade organizations for your line of work? In my industry, there are a couple of organizations that publish record retention guidelines that are industry-specific.

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